Are you ready to see Gronk jump into the wrestling ring?
It turns out that the majority of ESPN.com readers are, as Rob Gronkowski is currently the frontrunner in their poll that asks: “Which current NFL player would you have the most success in the WWE?”
Gronk’s rivals for the ring are Von Miller, JJ Watt, Richard Sherman and Ndamukong Suh. And while the polls are still open, Rob is currently holding 42 percent of the votes.
Check out the results below and click on it to vote!
But as we all know, Gronk has the advantage as aside from insurmountable athleticism, acting experience, natural comic talents and killer dance moves – he already has a tag teamm partner in the form of WWE SmackDown Superstar and BFF Mojo Rawley.
ESPN’s poll was inspired by Monday’s announcement that former third-round NFL pick Brennan Williams has signed with the WWE after knee injuries cut short his football career.
After playing for North Carolina and then being drafted by the Houston Texans, the 6-foot-7 offensive tackle missed his rookie season with a microfracture in his knee. He was then picked up and released by the Jaguars, and even spent two days on the Pats training squad.
The North Easton, Massachusetts, native has since been wrestling under the name of Marcellus Black, the Great Black Otaku, ESPN reported, and his love of anime, live-streaming video games and Japanese culture has already earned him a strong social media following.
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And while Williams only spent 48 hours playing at New England, he’s part of Patriots Nation by birth thanks to his dad, Brent, who was a defensive end with the Pats from 1986 to 1993.
Williams is far from the first NFL player to head to the WWE. Aside from our very own Mojo – who was teammates with Dan Gronkowski at the University of Maryland, before heading to the Packers and the Cardinals — Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, The Rock, Dusty Rhodes and “Superstar” Billy Graham are all former football players.
While Gronk has promised that he will one day tag team with Mojo, he’s currently focused on the 2016 Pats season. So in the meantime, here’s a flashback to the Rob and Rawley Hype video from April 2015.
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 12, 2015